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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
of the structures. >>> u.s. president barack obama is telling syrian leader bashar al assad to think twice before using chemical weapons in the country's civil war. he suggests resorting to weapons of mass destruction could force the american military to take action. >> the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> secretary of state hillary clinton echoed obama's words. she says the use of chemical weapons is a red line for the u.s. she warned her country would certainly plan to take action should that happen. foreign ministry spokespersons in syria have responded to clinton and obama. they say even if such weapons were available the assad administration would not use them under any circumstances against the syrian people. >>> aid workers from the united nations and the european union continue to provide humanitarian services even after u.n. cease-fire monitors withdrew from syria in august. now officials have decided to withdraw their remaining personnel
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
of something big. after decades of silliness, this lock-step republican fantasy that has hurt our country, president obama is close to breaking the gop tax unity. >> unfortunately, the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. you know, he talks, for example, about $800 billion worth of revenues but he says he's going to do that by lowering rates. and when you look at the math, it doesn't work. if we're going to protect middle class families, then we're going to have to have higher rates for the wealthiest americans, folks like me. >> read his lips, no deal without a tax increase on the richest in this country. and get this, president obama is winning this argument. remember the anti-tax pledge? 44 republicans had distanced themselves from it. today conservative columnist david brooks says, republicans have to realize they're going to have to cave on tax rates. and conservative writer byron york writes, quote, republicans will cave. part of the reason for the shift is the president is staying strong on this issue. he did just -- he did that to just now and won an election. als
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 9:00pm PST
then taxes would go up on everybody in the country. they would go up on the rich and barack obama steps in and says i'm going to rescue the country from what the republicans did to save their rich folks from a haircut. i'm proposing tax cuts for 98% of the american people who deserve that. >> there's a way to head that off. isn't it the republicans should pass a bill that extends the bush tax cuts for everybody? >> they should pass two bills. first, they should pass a bill extending the payroll taxes which are going to take $2000 off the top of a family that makes $100,000 a year. the cut. that's going to go back into effect. the second thing is they should -- hold it. they should pass the -- they should reenact the bush tax cuts. send it over to the senate and say listen, harry reid, you can do what you want. you can accept these and send them to the president or you can offer to negotiate or you can reject them and we can go over the clinch but that's your call now. we don't want to take this country over the cliff. >> can i counter my friend, pat buchanan? my fact in 1982, ronald rea
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
. bill: i think car salesmen across the country are highly insolvent due to lack of movement in washington. strong warning for syria. president obama warning bashar al-asaad that the world is watching and there will be consequences if the regime uses chemical weapons. this after surveillance showing government forces showing government forces getting ready for chemical weapons including nerve gas. sir will be good morning to you. i want to get the the specifics of what we think is happening in syria. why the warning from the white house now? what changed? >> this is not the fir time they warned about -- this is not the first time they warned about assad using chemical weapons. he has suffered a number of military setbacks and the picture that's beginning to emerge in syria is this may be close to the end of his regime. if that's accurate our television services are worried that that might be a motive for assad to get ready to use the chemical weapons and that causes the urgency. bill: so the suggestion jay carney made from the white house that the opposition is twaining tract
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
along the ohio river, coal country, belmont county, ohio, gave john kerry 52% of the vote in 2004. obama only won 44.7% this time around. if you had to look at a county that captures where democrats are doing better and better, it's probably in your home state, chuck, osceola, florida. outside of orlando, kissimmee, st. cloud, huge growing puerto rican population. consider that john kerry only won 47% of the vote there in 2004. guess where obama was this year? 61.7%. >> i challenge anybody to find another county with that dramatic of an uptick, that size of a county. speaking of counties, the bellwether presidential -- now the state with the longest streak is ohio. missouri lost its standing a couple of cycles ago. ohio, every winning election back to '64 if that's correct, right? '60 was the last time they were wrong. >> if anyone has been to terre haute, indiana, they have successfully predicted the winner of every presidential election back to 1956 and guess what the total was this year? it's one of the first counties to report votes on election night, too, 19,712 for obama. 19,349 fo
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm PST
and the country needed him and there was no way that the country would are reelect president obama, that this was the year for mitt romney to win. they believed that all the way to the end and the last week of the campaign and i was out on the road with him, he had these huge crowds at different events and in fact on election day he did a stop in pittsburgh to go visit his election headquarters there and saw a bunch of people up on a parking ramp right at the airport. they hadn't announced the arrival at the airport. they just showed up. they took it as an omen. they thought it was a sign that he was going to win and all the way until the networks called the race on election night that he would be the winner. >> so jonathan, what, then, does that kind of mind do in this situation? i mean, i kind of -- i guess i kind of get the crying. the world makes no sense. >> right. well, the world makes no sense when you live in this bubble where -- just imagine, remember what was happening over at fox news on election night, how they couldn't believe what the rest of the country saw happening
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am PST
country with their limbs. >> president obama just now on bloomberg tv on why he hasn't sat down with the speaker to hammer out a budget deal. >> unfortunately, the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. you know, he talks, for example, about $800 billion worth of revenues, but he says he's going to do that by lowering rates and when you look at the math, it doesn't work. >> and what do governors want with the president and house republicans at an impasse over how to avoid the fiscal cliff, a bipartisan group of governors arrives in washington for a meeting. >> our focus today was not to endorse a specific plan nor to dismiss a specific plan, but rather to point out, as gary mentioned, as governors, we think it's important that we have a seat at the table. >> flash point serious, secretary clinton in brussels where nato leaders are sending patriot anti-defense missiles to turkey and warning syria of any thought of using chemical weapons. prince william leaves the hospital after visiting kate. she remains hospitalized for severe morning sickness. good day. i'm amoun
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 1:00am PST
the punch bowl, what should president obama be saying to them to get them to focus on what the country needs? >> i think i might say and do a couple things. i would have two really beautiful leather bound volumes and say to them, merry christmas. these are the county by county returns from the last election bound in this beautiful leather. you might want to study these. it's not 2010 anymore so let's figure out what to do. the second thing i'd say is this is a religious season so we think of religious folks. dear lord, give me chastity, but not yet. that's how you guys are with taxes. you sent me this letter. you say $800 million in taxes from tax reform, but we'll figure it out next year. no, we need the money now. tell us what deductions you get rid of and maybe you can give me a specific proposal where you outline those cuts and then we can negotiate is and maybe we'll get this settled by christmas. >> the first point about the election returns i think is a beautiful idea and makes me want to commission that from somebody. but there is this remarkable thing that john boehner is doing, whi
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
, looking for a few good allies. the nation's top executive meeting with top executives across the country inside the white house. the president is is sitting down with six governors invited there to talk about president obama's plan to avoid tax hikes for millions of americans the. the governors come from states across the country, three democrats, three republicans, and among them, scott walker. this meeting is happening as the
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >>> president obama issues a stern warning to syria. he says if the country's president deploys them they would be held accountable. the flu has started early and the strain causing severe symptoms. cases have jumped to five southern states. prince william and his wife kate are expecting a baby. >>> we're back. hillary clinton is running for president. those are the words of "new yorker" editor david remnick this week after he attended the saban forum. he writes of a tribute video in which american and world leaders display their love for the secretary of state and leave the door open for her future plans. i'd say wide open. here it is. >> someone who knows a thing or two about political comebacks. i can tell you i don't think we've heard the last of hillary clinton. ♪ because girl you're amazing just the way you are ♪ >> i just have an instinct that the best is yet to come. >> well, it was quite a tribute. i watched it this afternoon. he goes on to say there was much chatter about what clinton would do after she steps down from the cabinet next month. get a haircut, take a few weeks sleepi
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
of the country. these are tough time and you have to stand your ground. if you look at the recent polling, obama dropped three points. in polling with the gallup poll. people aren't happy with him anyway. >> eric: there is a counterproposal, around $800 billion in revenue through tax reform. they go through spending cuts. none of the spending cuts in obama's plan. are we so far apart we will go up or is there a meeting ground? 'canes is smart of the republicans. last week, geithner to the treasury secretary and laughed at. across the board, left and right commentators said i think president obama is overplaying the hand here. they have a plan to get him what he campaigned on and said he wanted. they called it smart. we had the simpson bowl plan. deficit reduction plan how to get it back on track. they are proposing the plan that is a democrat version of the -- democrat counterpart to simpson. very smart. this offer was serious. the white house even though they put out a statement saying blah, blah, not good enough. call it a republican letter -- >> eric: this is the republican letter does not me
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
republicans well in previous budget negotiations. but the no-taxes-ever-bulwark has not served the country well. and obama would be remiss not to try. go ahead, eugene. >> obama has talked about -- he phrased it as breaking the fever, i think, at one point. this sort of solid wall of adamanting opposition to any sort of tax rate increase ever in the house has been seen as a problem to him from day one. and coming off the election, he's in a stronger political position than he's been in before. his incentive is not to rush into the room, his strength is out among public opinion where that's friendlier terrain for him. whereas once they get in the room, of course, republicans still have power, still have control of the house. >> yeah. >> so there's no great incentive for him to rush to compromise at this point. >> gene, why is -- why is raising the top marginal rate so important to the president as well as liberals across america? why -- explain why the is that so important? >> well -- >> and i'm talking specifically the top marginal rate. not taxes on the rich. because the rich have been sk
Current
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
the one who led the fight among attorney generals around the country i believe against obama care. he's the one who filed the lawsuit. >> those of us who worked on healthcare have a big stake in this guy. not being the governor of virginia. absolutely. he, i think -- he was the first in virginia. he wasn't part of the multi-state lawsuit that florida ran. he had the separate lawsuit. and funny story, i was covering the supreme court hearings when they were here in -- hearing the healthcare case. i said mr. attorney general, can we speak to you. what did you think? because he was inside. he said where are you from? i said i'm from think progress. his face went all slack. he was like think progress? you guys just lie and distort prop prop -- propaganda and -- >> i didn't know it was going to turn out that way. >> bill: oh, man, all right. igor volsky with us from think progress. check him out at thinkprogress.org. so one other issue that you got into yesterday after the tragic murder suicide for the kansas cit
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
there in that country. mcafee has a history of making all kinds of wild claims. there is really no way to know whether he is telling the truth. president obama today warning syria it would be totally unacceptable for that regime to use chemical weapons to kill its own people. we will look at what the u.s. could actually do and the warning that comes with it if syria crosses that line. a live report coming up. plus, one month after former presidential candidate mitt romney lost the election, word he just scored himself a new job. and do you watch that show true blood? well, folks from the town where it is filmed have had to evacuate. not because of vampires, on the run. didn't do something stupid. how about six million pounds of explosives that are very real? [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... ♪ ♪ ...or you can get out there with your friends and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jere
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
weapons against rebels, trying to overthrow the country's government. today, neighboring turkey, is asking nato for patriot missiles to defend itself as a precaution. president obama has warned syria the u.s. will respond if chemical weapons are employed. >>> back in this country, federal health officials say the flu season is already here. it's the earliest start in nearly a decade. and take a look at this map. widespread flu already being reported from tennessee into the deep south, texas, missouri and georgia not far behind. this year's strain could be dangerous for children and the elderly. doctors' advice here, get your flu shots. >>> meanwhile here in new york, police trying to find the man in this subway surveillance video, arguing with another man in the middle of the day. seconds later, he pushed that man into the path of an oncoming train. the man was killed. police are checking other video, hoping to find a clear image of the killer. no word on what the two were arguing about. >>> and finally, some quick thinking here saves the lives of these two young girls waiting for their mo
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
have in this country is indisputable. >> political front, the la toy know republicans are calling -- latino republicans are calling for outreach with obama's overwhelming victory among hispanic voters. >> the republicans need to remain a party that supports securing the border and stopping illegal immigration. at the same time welcome and celebrate legal immigrants. >> they are looking to the party like cruz or rubio in florida to champion can cause and win over the valuable part of the electorate. bret? >> bret: casey stegall in dallas. do you think republicans can win the hispanic vote? let me know on twitter. the supreme court says the government is on the hook for damage it causes to land it does not own. shannon bream has more on a big decision. good evening. >> under the fifthfield the u.s. constitution the federal government can't take your property without providing just compensation. for years the state of arkansas argued the federal government did that. today, the state got a big win at the supreme court. the dispute started here at the clear water damn where the army co
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm PST
on the fiscal cliff. president obama and the democrats have put forward a plan relying mostly on raising more revenue from the wealthiest 2% of the country. republicans rely mostly on draconian cuts affecting the middle class and the poor and republicans aren't specific about how they get $800 billion in revenue. for the conversation, let's turn to richard wolffe, msnbc political analyst and vice president and executive director of msnbc.com. and molly ball, political reporter for "the atlantic." the republican proposal includes ryan's voucher program for medicare. we're not even a month away from the election and they are throwing up on the wall everything that was rejected. why are they doing this? >> well, i can tell you why they think they have a mandate. they are throwing insults at each other and that means they are engaging. they may be way apart in terms of the lessons learned. think -- they clearly don't seem to have learned very many from this election. but house republicans have put in their initial offer here. and you know, the problem for house republicans is not only have they n
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:30pm EST
is basically i would like to have to ask, the basic principles and, now, you can see that obama, how can he change anything if the always go out the country or on the road, a political campaign or to see who they can get familiar with. so those people eventually would be the supporter and bring the money in and try to get money out. and so the people, the general population, they have a complaint. nobody can be heard, even if they have a website, whether there are petitions that will be obstructed or the many you can put in. there is no real isn't, but who is responsible, who is willing to take responsibility to fix it. so the three branches, and all the issues. they will come up. you may want to touch -- you have i good legislation. but there is no real implementation. for instance, if you can get information, and the record, but the one you get folded in paper and there is no affirmation. door is not readable. so it's kind of fraudulent. >> okay. let me put your question to our panelists. >> right. my question is, if you can really go tab as citizen to have a complaint and for those compl
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00am EST
him out of the country. this is the hospital where obama was born, he took one of the famous doctors out for lunch and ask what interesting happened in your life this week? she said stanley had a baby. stanley is the mother's name. >> you all have just opened up a discussion about the conspiratorial echo chamber on the far right block this year and everything else. i have a new theory. i used to think that talk radio are really helping the republican party. now i think it led the party to have some real trouble and heard them more than help. >> that is absolutely right. we're seeing that much more clearly now. if romney had one we would not be saying that. they are living in a hermetically sealed universe where before the election you had not just romney partisans that seven watching too much fox -- >> trey pretty good piece about this. >> he wrote a terrific piece where he discovered this. he met that he was living on the upper side of manhattan. what i only know one person. something like that was less extreme. something was going on. i had a bet with the conservative talk-show hos
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
in that country. senior officials tell abc news there are contingency plans for military action by the u.s., if those weapons become a threat. >>> and back here at home, president obama meets with the nation's governors today on urgent talks to avoid that fiscal cliff. republicans and democrats in congress appeared no closer to a compromise. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: congressional republicans' counterproposal was dead on arrival. the white house quickly rejected the $2.2 trillion deficit reduction plan, that would raise $800 billion in tax revenue over the next decade. but the plan calls for raising the revenue without raising tax rates on top income earners, something the white house views as unacceptable. during a photo op, the president avoided questions about the gop plan. >> no deal better than a bad deal, sir? >> reporter: a senior white house official called the proposal a step backwards. saying if republicans do not agree to some higher tax rates for the wealthy, the nation will go over the fiscal cliff, and the american people will hold them responsible. democrat
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am PST
and not a dollar of tax increase. why? because obama overplayed his hand. he's doing it again. just as he did in 2008. he thought the country had given him a blank sheet of paper to work on. he did the stimulus spending. he went from 70% support down to below 50% and lost the house. now he gets re-elected with less strength, not against a war hero but a guy from massachusetts, and the republicans have the house and he thinks somebody made him king and he's going to have more taxes, more spending, and more regulations. it's a real problem for him. he doesn't have the mandate he thinks he does. so i think he takes us over the cliff because he doesn't -- he's got blinders on. he doesn't see where he stands in the universe. >> okay. there are a couple things to unpack here. i want to go back to this question -- i think what i'm confused about is this kind of game of smoke and mirrors that seems to be playing out on the right. and i ask you again, is closing a loophole and ending a deduction the same thing as raising taxes? >> you have to look at the whole package. i mean i would think if you're g
PBS
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said president obama needs to ride herd on democrats if there's any hope of agreement. >> only one person in the country can deliver the members of his party to support a deal that he makes. and that's the president. there have been no deals of this magnitude made in modern times in congress and forced on a reluctant president. i would hope the president would turn off the campaign. congratulations you had a great victory. and let's get serious about dealing with this deficit and debt here at the end of the year. >> reporter: the partisan back and forth was briefly on hold this evening for the lighting of the capital christmas tree but there was little else in the day's developments to suggest happy holidays. >> woodruff: still to come on the newshour, nato's decision to deploy an anti-missile system to turkey; the massive protest against the government in cairo; paul krugman on the stalemate over taxes and spending; the ongoing cholera epidemic in haiti; and american military leadership. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreeniv
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
the country from going over the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. president obama says it doesn't go far enough, but republican critics say it goes way too far. dana bash is on capitol hill, watching all of this unfold. dana, what are you hearing? >> reporter: republican sources i'm talking to think maybe it's sort of the goldilocks scenario. if one side thinks it's too far, the other side thinks it's not far enough, maybe it's just right. the republican counteroffer calls for $ 800 billion in tax hikes. >> rates have to go up. >> reporter: but the fact that gop leaders proposed raising $800 billion in taxes is roughing many a feather in their own party. >> republicans should not be conceding that the federal government needs more money and treating the president's proposal like it's serious. >> reporter: senator jim demint is an anti-government, anti-tax purist who helps raise millions for conservative candidates, even against fellow republicans. >> there's some that want to go the politically expedient route to give the president what he wants to get out of this mess. >> repor
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
a deficit hawk, joe. >> you are a deficit hawk. and, howard, i know obama won the election, but in this country you need the house to vote on something to make it law, and if they just say no the 39.6 on the high end, if you just let -- go over the cliff, it's going to 39.6. there would be in discussing it. it's going there. >> let's be fair about this. i mean, what i'm proposing is not -- neither the republicans nor the democrats like. because not only does it go to 39.6 on the wealthy which i support, but it also goes back to what people were paying when bill clinton was president for the middle-class and the truth of the matter is no matter what people said in the election, you cannot solve this deficit problem without everybody paying more taxes not just rich people. >> you can go to 100% and not 39.6. you'd like to in a perfect world, i know you, you would like to go to 100%. but you're not going to be able to do that. >> only on television personality. >> you go from raising, like, $80 billion a year which on a trillion dollar deficit is like kissing your sister and y
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
. to the road map this morning. president obama meeting with governors from around the country on capitol hill right now to discuss how to keep the economy growing. we'll talk to two former governors. jim gilmore of havevirginia, gr davis of california, about the states and what they need from the government and how states might be affected by the fiscal cliff. plus, gamestop revamping its shopping strategy. the new game plan and what it will mean for the bottom line. then a special dividend parade on wall street. while they're good for shareholders, those dividends might be even benter for company executives. just how much ceos are set to collect thanks to those divs. and ink magazine has named its top company of 2012. how the business rocked its way to the top. but we'll start in washington. the president meeting with six governors around the country to discuss the fiscal cliff. our be john harwood is live to talk about the impact of that meeting, john, and the impact of this offer that we got from the republicans yesterday. >> reporter: carl, we haven't heard from the president or the gover
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm EST
words, their tax rates went down. and their tax revenues went up. now, isn't mr. obama making a mistake? >> well, the rich are paying more in taxes because the rich are disproportionately receiving most of the income in this country. the reality, larry, is that in my lifetime we've actually only raised income tax rates three times. once in 1969 to pay for the vietnam war. once in 1990 when george h. bush recanted his read my lips pledge and once in 1993 when president clinton raised taxes and each time federal revenue increased. the one time when we actually cut taxes in recent memory in 2001, in 2001 but especially in 2001 federal revenue did decrease. it's a basic arithmetic between raising taxes and raising revenue. >> steve that's not what the irs shows. that's what's interesting about the tread bush tax cuts that mr. obama wants to repeal in the upper end. i'm not saying in the middle end. in the middle to lower end the same irs data shows the bottom half of taxpayers paid 6 billion less in income taxes, that's a 16% drop. 8 million of them were left off the tax roles all together
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
to be the gold standard for the disabled. we don't need the united nations bureaucrats changing it in our country in the name of worldwide application. while the obama administration afirst that no changes to -- affirms that no changes to the federal or state law will be necessary, if the crpd is ratified, the crpd can be amended. the senator from indiana talked about the fact that there are really no changes in this. but it can be amended by the bureaucrats and, therefore, require changes into u.s. law. further, the ability of the committee on the rights of persons with disabilities is -- to investigate and recommendation changes chips away at the ability of our -- of a sovereign nation to govern itself. i know there are a lot of people who feel that no idea is a real good idea unless it comes from an international organization. i kind of follow at the other end of the spectrum. specifically, the treaty could be used to interfere with the ability of parents with disabled children to decide what action is in the best interest of their children. this would be especially -- this would especially af
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
garden. >> what country are you living in? is new jersey devoid all these things? >>> let's move on. president obama meeting with governors on both sides of the aisle as d.c. struggles to get a fiscal cliff deal done in time. definitely the clock is ticking. rich edson joins us from the white house with the very latest with the governors meeting today, rich. >> right. with the governors meeting a number of democrats and republicans emerged from the west wing saying they pressed the president to get a deal done. they say they didn't endorse or reject either of the proposals on the table but still washington continues to muddle through this. the democrats have a proposal on the table. the republicans say it is not serious. republicans have a proposal on the table. democrats say it is not serious. now a new line in the sand from president obama, this from an interview with bloomberg tv a short while ago saying we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. the president hadn't gone there before. perhaps there was perhap
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
to go back to the 1950s. we're always going to be searching and growing to make this country better and have a balanced economy. so what do we do? we start, melissa, because over the last decade previous to president obama, we have spent like, we are running water. two wars and bush tax cuts. melissa: we afree on that. >> bush tax cuts. melissa: we have spent way too much. this plan doesn't basically reform entitlement spending. we don't get our spending, with any of these three plans. even going over the cliff we don't get the spending in order. i will give you the last word. then we go on. >> the issue with the republicans they're losing this. they're losing the argument, the debate, they're losing everything. what we need to do is, to respond to the question, what do we do now in three weeks? let's go ahead and give 98% of the american people a tax cut. none of us are ignoring the viability and importance of looking at entitlement reform as it relates to savings, getting rid of waste fraud and abuse and other aspects. i will not tolerate increase in eligibility or raising the age
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
votes in this country. his running mate said he was surprised by the turnout from urban areas. let's take a look. >> i think the surprise was the turnout in urban areas which gave president obama the big margin to win this race. >> let's watch a little more comprehensive look at this. this is from a good guy. tom davis. he talked about the democratic turnout efforts among the, quote, underclass minorities. his choice of words were checked by salon's joan walsh. let's watch it. >> voter turnout has changed dramatically as the underclass minorities are starting to vote. >> mr. davis, i want to give you free advice, i don't think you should refer to the underclass. that's a really dated word and that's not who we are talking about here. >> economically they have less. i'll us a more politically correct term. no offense, obviously. >> it's just a more accurate term. when we talk about people who make less than $50,000, a lot of those are -- those are middle class people, too. some of them are working poor. >> that's not where the voter turnout came. it's really the people making less t
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
. we were very much in tune and as disasters have been about parts of our country to be a good neighbor and we need help today. i want to thank president obama for the disaster declaration for maryland. that allows fema to be available for public assistance. we have a request for individual disaster assistance for the individuals impact did. that proposal is still pending. i'll be working with governor o'malley to make sure the individuals impact did by this storm have a strong departure from the federal government as we can possibly have. madam chair, it's highly likely will have to pass a supplemental urgency appropriations bill. i know that's not in this committee, but a to point out we had to make sure the resources are available in congress were shortly be a churning. i hope we pay attention during this session of congress to make sure federal agencies have researches resources they need to deal with the consequences of hurricane sandy. from this committee's point of view, we need to put at the environmental impact. there's been numerous oil spills that have impact on our environme
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am EST
: president obama continues to publicly make his case for his proposal are addressing this fiscal cliff. he is meeting behind closed doors today with several governors from across the country. after that meeting, governors are having an immediate availability around 11:30 this morning. visit c-span.org to watch live coverage. lori in pennsylvania, republican caller. caller: there are a number of areas that have not been a look that that should be considered by both parties. first, my thoughts are for the president to try to force the hand of congress to make a decision, that is not fair to the public in general. forcing anyone's opinion is not giving as their representation. there are many avenues that they could look out to lower taxes, such as the gas tax. that affects all those. effects industry, how people get to work, feed their families. they could look at lowering some of the gas taxes and raising taxes on incoming products, specifically from china, i think it is time for us to take a vested interest in getting products and goods made in america. the other countries want to sell them
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
voted for that. of course in this freeloading country i was surprised it wasn't high year than that they wanted somebody else to pay their bills. and i saw president obama on tv about a month or so before election and he wasn't concerned about the deficit. but i have a question that i have been wondering. does all these people on medicaid that obama put on medicaid, does that come out of a medicare program? >> guest: yes, it does. it certainly does. and one of the reasons actually i like the proposal on medicaid is essentially to block the grant program back to the states this is not a cut in spending but we limit the future increases to population growth and inflation may be in plus one, something like that. we found the state's do exactly what we did with welfare in the 1990's which most people on both sides argue work well. the great thing about the proposal is that it is some new stuff. a lot of it has worked in other contexts. what is new is he had the political courage and skill to put it together in a package that you can pass out. >> host: the gop plan is to create a fi
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Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
speeches i've ever heard was given by senator barack obama at the democratic convention, and i love the way he talked about america coming back as one america. not a red america or blue america but america. just one country. and it's one of the things that i drew great hope from on 9/12 delsh 2001 as people of the country -- on 9/12/2001 as people of the country gathered around, as we did in our east texas town, and we all held hands and we sang hymns and patriotic songs and you look -- i look around the circle and was deeply moved because i knew that day there were no hyphenated americans. there were just americans. and we were together. and everybody standing there in that square holding hands, we shared the love for our country. we wanted to see it strong. we wanted to see it recover from that devastating blow from people intent on evil based on hatred. well, that senator that wanted one america has presided in such a way that we seem more divided than ever. more people on food stamps. more people in the poverty level tissue below the poverty level. more people struggling than ever befor
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Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm PST
. the country, and quite frankly a lot of people have looked at the drug problem, as mostly a criminal justice problem. president obama's drug strategy will try to balance er, enforcement, sanctions etcetera, with the importance of public health. part of that of course, includes the importance of quality treatment programs that work, prevention programs that can be quite effective. >>the messaging is good. and the recognition that this is very difficult and not simply solved, is very good. whether there are big changes, to how us institutions operate, the prison institutions, their drug enforcement, structures and their international state department, structures, er remains to be seen. >>what we call the war on drugs has been operated now in earnest internationally for fifty years. we have to acknowledge that we're not succeeding with current policies, and we have to think again. simply being tough on drugs, war on drugs, strong punishments, widespread arrests, this itself does not basically change the nature of the illegal drug market. there were real negative consequences human, financial a
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